Not since Major League Baseball’s steroid controversy has there been such an outcry surrounding pro sports.
The Buck Stops Here
William Buchheit's two-time award-winning column doesn't appear in The Greer Citizen every week. But when it does, you can count on reading a passionate, compelling and informative argument.
Last Wednesday, state lawmakers met in Columbia to discuss the legalization of medical marijuana. Currently, about half of U.S. states allow medicinal cannabis, and there are many good reasons why we should join them.
1. It has proven to be an effective drug
You won’t find many adults as obsessed with sharks as I am. I’ve read dozens of books about them, seen countless documentaries and gone to San Francisco, Guadalupe, Mexico and South Africa to photograph and dive with great whites.
LeBron James is coming home…to a bunch of lousy, fair-weather fans who would turn their back on him again given the chance.
The hottest sports story of the summer reached its climax last week as the NBA’s biggest name announced he would return to the city where he began his career.
Last week, The State newspaper revealed that some 40 percent of South Carolina social workers handle more than the recommended maximum of 17 caseloads. Social workers in the Upstate are even more overwhelmed. The newspaper’s research revealed that half of Greenville County social workers and 59 percent of Spartanburg County social workers are
Mass murder at a state university, prescription drug abuse, neglected veterans, escalating tensions with Russia, growing concern about pornography…
Many believe these to be mostly modern-day ills that could signal the collapse of American society. Others know these very problems have haunted us for half a century.
Professional team owners, typically, aren’t the most esteemed public figures in the world. In addition to being insanely rich, many of them are controlling, outspoken and egocentric. Jerry Jones, Al Davis and Marge Schott are just a few of the owners who’ve made their share of enemies over the years.
Hard work doesn’t always cut it. At least that’s the message in a lot of Bruce Springsteen’s best work. His protagonists often work their fingers to the bone only to have their lives altered by a simple twist of fate.
This week, the Huffington Post published an article entitled, “22 Common Phrases We All Secretly Hate.”
Among their choices were “At the end of the day,” “My bad,” and “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”
In Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” a futuristic government tries to insure the contentment and complicity of its citizens by burning every book out of existence.